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Receiver turns off when you turn the volume up past 24

Wife was dusting it and saw sparks inside unit.

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unhook the unit,take it outside,get some canned air and hold it upside down or take the top off and blow out everything,your wife pushed dust inside of it when it was on and short circuitted it

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You should unplug the unit, contact onkyo to see if they can help. Sometimes it will cost more to have the unit fixed than to buy new.

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The volume control in this unit is most likely an Encoder and these have a nasty habit of getting dirty inside and false reading back to the computer that runs the receiver. In the past , I've had good results opening up the units and spraying what's called De-Oxit D5 into that volume control and rotating the thing a couple dozen times. . De-Oxit can be found on Amazon or Radio Shack

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Speakers make a popping noise

You probably don't have a problem with the speakers. Next time you turn the receiver on, before you put on any music, turn the volume control back and forth several times and see if you don't hear a hissing in the speakers. If so, the volume control needs cleaning inside. You can buy audio contact cleaner from Radio Shack. The best solution is to unplug the stereo unit, remove the top cover to expose the controls. Spray the cleaner into the controls (you might as well do them all while your in the unit). The cleaner is highly volatile and will remove dust and debris but leaves no residue. Once you complete this operation you can replace the top cover and the problem should be resolved. If not, you may need to repeat the procedure.
Note; Be patient. It takes time for dust to build up and time to remove it all.

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I have a yamaha R-V703 receiver and it has worked well until today. It was turned up loud and all of a sudden kicked off. Now every time it is turned on and the volume knob is turned it turns the unit off....

Make sure the speakers are connected correctly. Something inside overloaded and could have blew a fuse or is in protection mode. Before taking the unit in for servicing or attempting to opening it, I suggest checking that the speaker wires are connected correctly to your receiver in the back. Even one loose strand of speaker wire touching the steel panel will shut your receiver off when the volume is turned up. If that isn't the problem, then try to unplug all the speakers and test it again to confirm that the speakers are not preventing the receiver from functioning properly. Lastly, if no success, wait a while until the unit cools then try again without speakers connected.

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I've had your problem twice in the past two years. Saw dust, oddly enough, finds its way into the on/off switch box and keeps the contacts from mating. Fortunately, the switchbox comes apart so that saw dust can be removed.

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My 605 turns off and red light blinks when volume goes past 58

Shorted speakers can cause the unit going on protection mode (the red light blinking) when a certain volume is reached.

Test with a set of replacement speakers.

If it is not the speakers, it is probably transistors in the amp final or something nearby. Test also input output board.

Apr 27, 2009 | Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver

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Yamaha RX-V800 volume knob on receiver not working.

It sounds like the volume control pod has gone bad and needs replaced (The knob shaft connects to the pod main body and the inside of the volume pod is what controls the rate of volume,If the inside becomes worn ,broken or dirty the volume will become erratic) Replace volume pod ! ..You may try cleaning by taking off the volume knob and getting a can of pressure air and blowing the dust out!
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Jan 06, 2009 | Yamaha RX-V800 Receiver

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When i was hooking it up it made a big spark and now it smells like it is fryed

please always turn off your system befor any connection----clean contact points of socket(the place where you put your jack)with any contact cleaner-connect your cable again and turn power on and try in low volume and increase the volume gradually until you get good sound-----if all above failed you will have hardware problem inside your receiver and can fix through field technician

Aug 06, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Sound cuts out above medium volume

This is usually a heat problem. The more volume you ask of an amplifier, the greater the current (electrical) draw, the more current draw the more heat is generated. This is true of ALL electrical/electronic items.

As you describe it, the fuse is not blowing (stays on) so my choice would be a chip heating up and then shutting down. If that's the case (99% probabilty). The only other reason would be if the unit has an overload switch inside, it would react this way. Either way it's still a heat problem and truthfully nothing you can do.

Try this first though:

Is the Denon dusty inside? Dust can create 2 problems-heat and static electricity. Look through any vents you can get at. If the area around the unit is dusty chances are it is dusty inside. The best way to get the dust out is using a can of compressed air unless of course your vacum cleaner has a "blow" port.

In my shop, when heat is supected I use a can of freon th cool down chips, etc to isolate the component. This is not for a "layman" and strongly suggest bringing it into a shop.

One more question. If the unit using a knob for volume-do you hear a scrating noise when you hit the no volume zone? What happens if you go past the point quickly? I ask because sometimes there can be a bad spot on the volume. The volume knob is basically a circular resistor, whether digital or analog so this is a vague possibility (the other 1%).

If you e-mail me the serial number I can check with the Denon engineering department to see if there are any design problems as it may be a covered repair. It never hurts to ask.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news


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Unti shuts off at high volumes

You might have a damaged speaker which shorts out at high volume. Disconnect one speaker at a time and crank it to find the one that causes the problem.

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